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Anna May Wong Biography
Anna May Wong Biography

Anna May Wong, born in Los Angeles, became the first female Asian American and first Chinese American to become a film star and the first to achieve international fame.


Chinese Kindergarten Class in Los Angeles, Circa 1910

Circa 1910. A Chinese kindergarten class in Los Angeles. Among the children is future actress Anna May Wong (then Wong Liu Tsong), whose film career, from 1919 through 1961, made her the first Chinese American movie star.

From the Title Insurance and Trust, & C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, California Historical Society, at USC Library.